07020814 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 23 patents.

A method and system for emulating an Fibre Channel link over a SONET transport path by which Fibre Channel data is transported across the SONET/SDH transport path. To provide link integrity, techniques to handle link failures from a Fibre Channel element to its associated Fibre Channel port, or of the SONET/SDH network linking Fibre Channel ports include transmitting error condition codes over the SONET/SDH transport path overhead to a remote Fibre Channel transport interface so that the Fibre Channel link from the remote Fibre Channel transport interface to the associated remote Fibre Channel port is disabled. Timing the length of failures and return of operation of the failed links is used to handle transient conditions and to avoid link bouncing.

Title
Method and system for emulating a Fiber Channel link over a SONET/SDH path
Application Number
10/390813
Publication Number
7020814 (B2)
Application Date
March 18, 2003
Publication Date
March 28, 2006
Inventor
Marc Alan Bennett
Austin
TX, US
Charles Allen Carriker Jr
Cary
NC, US
Fuchun Jiang
Chapel Hill
NC, US
John Diab
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Vikram Devdas
Petaluma
CA, US
Hitesh Amin
Petaluma
CA, US
Ganesh Sundaram
Rohnert Park
CA, US
Thomas Eric Ryle
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Aka Chan
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G01R 31/28
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